Thousands are called, many are winners of bounty prizes and bragging rights, but only a few can be FanBants top managers.
What does winning look like, what is the secret to being a top manager, advice to upcoming managers, what kind of real-life managers would they describe themselves, and how ready are they for the million naira manager contests? We spoke to our top managers, some said "why should I share my secret" while others were generous enough to the newbie managers.
For the next one month, who rules on FanBants? Who will emerge as the FanBants Million Naira manager? The top managers? Or will there be a new king in town? We await the answers, but for now, let's hear from the top managers.
Note: FanBants million naira manager is a fantasy world cup contest on FanBants where at the end of the World Cup, the top manager goes home with N1M cash prize and there are other exciting prizes like PlayStation 5, Samsung TV amongst others to be won. Click FanBants World Cup announcement to read more or click to sign up for contest
Siji: "I'm balling." We know and you don't need to rub it on our faces. He's that big that he's an employer of other coaches. Siji, the manager with the most prizes won on FanBants shared his secrets but maybe in the future, he needs to give us what's backroom staff on FanBants looks like.
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? "Not surprised, but it feels great. I'm balling." Your Secret: "I work with my team, we rub minds together when selecting players." Which real-life manager are you? "Probably pep, because I believe in investing enough funds to see the desirable results." Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: "Don't give up, invite your friends and work together." Will you be FanBants Million Naira Manager? "I believe I will, but I don't want to get my hopes up."
Victor: not only that is he a winner of cash prizes, he also won a television set courtesy of Samsung last month (View Victor's October Top Manager prize). It's satisfying , says Victor as he revels in the bragging right of being a top manager on FanBants. On his secret, "na grace", says victor. We might need to beg him to cut soap for us ahead of the World Cup contests
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? Satisfying, FanBants has been good to me. Your Secret: All na grace, though research is important Which real-life manager are you? Ancelloti, I depend on some individual performances to get the job done Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: Don't be a cheap person, enter more contests. That increases your chances of winning Will you be FanBants Million Naira Manager? I could be like I said all na grace. This game na turn by turn.
Edikan: Arguably, the most feared manager on FanBants. He's been feared not because of his dominance, but because he plays his mind games well. He announced himself on FanBants to other managers as Jose did with that famous "I'm the special one" comment when he was appointed at Chelsea. Alas, Edi says he sees himself as Pep 😂😂.
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? I feel excited
Your Secret: Why would I tell u?
Which real-life manager are you?: I'm Pep, I'm extremely calculative
Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: Take time and work, the game requires a lot of skills.
Will you be FanBants Million Naira Manager? Very possible.
Musa: It Seems Musa has been waiting for this opportunity. He took the interview more seriously than us 😂. If we knew it would be this serious, we would have had him in front of a camera and mic. The interview would have competed well on the internet against that of Ronaldo and Piers. Fellow 'FanBanters' let's read Musa's refreshing interview.
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? It feels good. It's refreshing and nice to show my love for the game in a way that's rewarding. Fanbants is an amazing platform that helps merge both together.
Your Secret: Well, I would say just understanding the game and going for the players with the best metric to give me the most favourable result possible. That's just how I've been doing it so far and hopefully, I get better at it.
Which real-life manager are you? I would say, Pep Guardiola. Because I've always been a fan of attractive forward-thinking and possession-based football and that majorly comes into my thinking when picking my squad for any gameweek.
Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: Just have an understanding of how the game works, the scoring criteria, and players you feel are in the best position to give you the best result based on that and just go with it. With time, the rewards should come surely.
Will you be FanBants Million Naira Manager? I'm optimistic, just have to keep on doing what I'm doing, trusting my gut and hopefully it works out. So let's see.
Adewale: If Wale had worn a suit in the picture he shared with us, we would have concluded that he's a certified coach. Maybe he's actually. Baba fit dey disguise.
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? I feel so elated because it shows the knowledge I have of the game has been rewarded.
Your Secret: I have no secret but only select my teams based on my football knowledge and the updated team news.
Which real-life manager are you? Pep because I love to dominate the game to minimize my opponent’s damage and I believe so much in beautiful football. In relation to Fanbants, pep has caused more damage due to squad rotation which has affected our players' selection but his style suits me a lot and I mostly use an attacking formation which is 3–4-3.
Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: My advice to young and upcoming FanBants managers is to avoid limiting their knowledge and try as much as possible to upgrade based on how football is evolving. There are criteria on Fanbants which must be very well considered when setting up a team. It must be well noted.
Will you be FanBants Million Naira Manager? Yes
Samson: You would think Samson is Siji with his confidence. An Edikan-Esque. He sent out big warnings to all other managers: "I'm winning the FanBants million naira manager contest." He also had some aspire to perspire, so that you can Maguire words for the upcoming managers
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? I feel like I'm among the best because it is not easy competing with champions. I am really proud to be among the top 20 managers it gives me joy
Your Secret: It's just me trying to give out the best in myself by working towards my goal.
Which real-life manager are you? I will say Jose Mourinho -- the "special one" because I am also special.
Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: My advice to the upcoming managers is to keep working towards their goals because one day they will achieve theirs and as for me, I don't accept defeat. I will say also to them "do not quit because winners don't quit".
Will you be FanBants Million Naira Manager? I believe in victory I don't surrender nor do I retreat.
Nathaniel: It's actually not hard to see why Nath is one of the top managers on Fanbants; he pays attention to the scoring criteria. His advice to upcoming managers is "study the criteria well.
How does it feel to be a FanBants top Manager? I'm elated to be among the top managers, Fanbants is not an easy game but it's so interesting. I'm very happy to finish among the top Managers and look forward to being the top manager next month.Y Which real-life manager are you? Pep Guardiola because I calculate a lot. Advice to Upcoming fanBants managers: Study the scoring criteria well, will give you an insight into the type of players to pick each gameweek.